The Château Bethanian Shiraz 2017
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak.

Winemaking

The grapes are carefully destemmed and spend seven days on their skins prior to fermentation in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. 

One single pressing of the grapes in a basket press and maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels results in a sumptuous wine of dark fruits of the forest supported by a hint of spice and fine grained tannins on the long lasting finish. 

Vinification

The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz are grown on the sandy loam soils in the Bethany sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
Inviting, deep, saturated colour is a great introduction to this husky shiraz. Fruit is subdued on the nose but it emerges with air to reveal dark berry, spice, bitter chocolate and tarry notes. Full-bodied and very ripe in the mouth, it's a power-packed drop that teeters on the edge of portiness. Ripe tannins are woven through sweet fruit harmoniously, alcohol gives notable heat to the finish. A big red. Recommended Drinking: 2019-2034

 

$38.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Pepper
PALATE
Spicy Dark Fruits of the Forest
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15.5%
MATURATION
New & Seasoned, French & American Oak
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak.

Winemaking

The grapes are carefully destemmed and spend seven days on their skins prior to fermentation in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. 

One single pressing of the grapes in a basket press and maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels results in a sumptuous wine of dark fruits of the forest supported by a hint of spice and fine grained tannins on the long lasting finish. 

Vinification

The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz are grown on the sandy loam soils in the Bethany sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
Inviting, deep, saturated colour is a great introduction to this husky shiraz. Fruit is subdued on the nose but it emerges with air to reveal dark berry, spice, bitter chocolate and tarry notes. Full-bodied and very ripe in the mouth, it's a power-packed drop that teeters on the edge of portiness. Ripe tannins are woven through sweet fruit harmoniously, alcohol gives notable heat to the finish. A big red. Recommended Drinking: 2019-2034

 

$38.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Pepper
PALATE
Spicy Dark Fruits of the Forest
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15.5%
MATURATION
New & Seasoned, French & American Oak

 

 

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